The Croc Catchers NT
Monday, 7.30pm, National Geographic This is a terrific new adventure series built around the day-to-day activities of the five members of the Northern Territory’s crocodile management unit. They are responsible for an area the size of Britain, and a croc population almost equivalent to the human population of Darwin. As you’d expect, there are lots of electric guitar-enhanced croc wrangling scenes, but the program also works well as a glossy brochure for the Top End, which looks utterly magnificent. Despite the narrator’s claim at the beginning of this debut episode that the five team members are highly trained, it turns out that two members are new recruits. They are a pleasure to spend time with and their enthusiasm for the work they do in a place they love is infectious.